India reported 1,52,879 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting another grim one-day record as the overall tally reached 1,33,58,805, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry today.
As many as 839 deaths were reported taking the total Covid-related deaths so far in the country to 1,69,275.
India is now the fourth-worst Covid-affected country worldwide after the number of active cases rose to 11,08,087.
A total of 90,584 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries to 1,20,81,443 with a recovery rate of 90.44 per cent.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 1,20,81,443 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, 25,66,26,850 samples have been tested.
A total of 35,19,987 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, taking the total vaccination count to 10,15,95,147 .
States such as Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in new Covid-19 cases.